It's not even mid-season yet. Talk about someone needing to fill a little more
space on the sports section. The idea of this article at this point of the
season is absolutely ridiculous!
I will blame this article if the Utes don't even make it to bowl eligibility.
Answer: Fat Cats, and Jordan Wynn will need the bumpers up.
Washington played Colorado last week? I had a double header in my fantasy
football, but I didn't know college has done that too.
They won't go bowling this year. They will win two more games. They're lucky
they are not playing Oregon or Stanford.
It's actually not so crazy to speculate at this point. We've all predicted
where we think our teams will finish and the bowl tie ins are mostly locked into
certain place teams from each conference. I think the Sun or Holiday Bowl is
about right for the Utes, if we don't win our Division.
Wow, the Sun Bowl. Moving to the Pac-12 did wonders for you.
"They won't go bowling this year. They will win two more games."That is a completely ridiculous prediction that won't come true. Utah
is on track to win another 5 to 6 games. However, if by some crazy stretch of
the imagination your prediction came true what would that say about the woeful
state of BYU football? LOL!
I think playing in the Holiday or Sun Bowls would be awesome! But at present,
we are 0-1 in Pac-12 play. So it's too soon for us to talk about the
preseason.Cougar fans on the other hand...They've been debating
whether it'll be the Nat'l Championship, or some other BCS Bowl game dating back
to Spring Training. It's NEVER too early for cougars to talk about bowl
destinations. Not even in times where they really only have ONE! I hope you
cougar fans like Ft. Worth. Haha!
I (do) feel that the Utes will become bowl eligible and qualify for a
mid-to-upper level bowl game this year. But "Me, Myself, and I" is
right, this is "way too early" to be even be talking about this kind
of thing. There is "enough pressure" on teams already just to do well
each week without adding more burden to the mix with articles like this - it is
ridiculous! It is non-productive, and a crap-shoot, to even attempt any
speculation at this point in time.Good luck to Utah this weekend and
throughout the rest of the season! I mean it. (I know that on other posts that
I have made the comment, Go Huskies! Those comments were only intended to make a
point with the "naysayers and blatant haters" of the Cougars - who
would not otherwise support the Aggies unless they play BYU. That is ridiculous
too.) I will always support Utah, except when they play BYU, which should be
understandable to fans everywhere.Utah - 27Washington - 17Further Prediction:Utah - 31ASU - 21Honestly, Go
Sun Bowl may happen but hoping for Holiday Bowl at a minimum after playing
Oregon in Pac 12 championship game. Lets see: Armed Forces
Bowl payout: $600,000 per team vs. Conference USA #3 (Central Florida, Tulsa or
Marshall)Sun Bowl payout: $2,000,000 per team vs. ACC # 4 (Miami or
Florida State)Also, Pac 12 playoff pays 2.2 million per team. All games are on ESPN. Which position would you rather?
I think 4 teams have a shot at the Rose Bowl. In terms of likelihood, I see it
as follows:Oregon 50%Utah 30%Arizona State 10%Stanford 10%
Utah has not beat a quality team. Let's give them at least 5 games before we
start talking about bowls. Seems way too early for this article. One thing that
is true is the Ute football team has already won as many games as their hoop
team will win this year.
Doubt Utah can beat ASU, but we'll see. I hope the Utes do well but just don't
see it happening. Middle-tier bowl, here come the Utes! Why wasn't the Vegas
bowl mentioned in the talk?
Bowl talk?UTAH has to win 6 games (not including Montana State) to
be bowl eligible.Correct?When UTAH has accomplished the
goal written above, then let's talk about "bowl" games.The
best way to sink a season is to start talking about championships and bowl games
before you have won even the minimum amout of games you need to even qualify.One game at a time; the next opponent is our toughest opponent; staying
injury free with key players, are all foundational building blocks for a
successful "bowl eligible" season.Enjoy the ride!54-10Go UTES!
You'll never hear Whittingham or his Ute team talking about Bowl games until
after the season is over. That's one of the things that has made them winners .
. . they try to never lose sight of their next opponent.Go Utes . .
. beat Washington and then Arizona State!
I personally believe Utah will go to either the Alamo Bowl, or Holiday Bowl.
Stanford or Oregon will both go to BCS bowl games, and Utah will either land in
that 3rd or 4th place slot in the conference.
SoCal Sports projects Utah-Sisconsin matchup in the Rose Bowl Jan 02 2011
@Ken"I think 4 teams have a shot at the Rose Bowl. In terms of
likelihood, I see it as follows:Oregon 50%Utah 30%Arizona State 10%Stanford 10% "I'd have it more like
Oregon 40% Stanford 35% ASU 10% Utah 5% Boise 5% Other Pac-12 team 5%Now I know what you're thinking... Boise? Well the new rules state that if the
Big 10 or Pac-12 team is in the national championship game and if there is a
team ranked high enough outside of the BCS the Rose Bowl has to take them, like
it did with the Wisconsin-TCU game last year. It is conceivable that Oregon or
Stanford could be in the national title game.
Maybe Utah should beat a BCS AQ team before they start shopping for Bowls?
The Montana State game is a counter for Utah in terms of bowl eligibility. They
offer the requisite number of scholarships to be a counter for an FBS team. And
they are ranked 4th in FCS.This is the time when the pundits start
putting in their predictions for bowls. They can do this because of the bowl
conference tie ins.After 1 (or possibly 2) BCS teams, the Pac-12 tie
ins are in order Alamo Bowl vs Big 12 ($3M), Holiday Bowl vs Big 12 ($2M), Sun
Bowl vs Big Ten ($1.9M), MAACO (Las Vegas) Bowl vs MWC ($1M), Kraft Fight Hunger
Bowl ($850K), and New Mexico Bowl ($750K). These are the choices for Pac 12
teams. The pundits are basically predicting that Utah will be between the 3rd
and 5th picked from the conference and that is probably a reasonable guess at
this time. Higher and lower are both possible.Let's get through
Washington and Arizona State, at least, before we take any of the predictions
seriously.Utah is the only Pac 12 South team that Massey (one of the
BCS computer guys) has with >50% prob of victory in all remaining games.
I laugh every time a byu fan says that utah will not amount to anything this
year. You realize when you do that you belittle byu that much more. You want
utah to win from here forward to make that disaster of a loss look better. Am I
Maybe they should even beat a PAC 12 team before they talk of bowling.We're into October and they haven't done it yet.USC thumped Utah, and
ASU thumped USC, so don't assume that Utah will beat ASU.That game will
tell a lot about both teams though.I would say pray for rain or snow
because our desert boys don't do well in the cold wet stuff.If it's a
bright sunny day, ASU will prevail.
SoCal Sports projects Utah-Wisconsin matchup in the Rose Bowl Jan 02 2011
Juggernaut, you are wrong. BYU is not a good team. The utes win over them only
proves how weak BYU is, not how good the utes are. As for the rest of the
season, I really hope the utes qualify for the Las Vegas bowl. I would love to
see Girlse State put another very large whupping on them. That was so fun to
As per Vertias Aequitas "Maybe Utah should beat a BCS AQ team before they
start shopping for Bowls." You're so right Veritas, beating up on hapless
BYU will not impress the bowl committees unless it is the Toilet Bowl as Montana
State gave the Utes a better game by far than the Y; pray tell what bowl is BYU
possibly going to this year if they can get by mighty Idaho and Idaho State?
While I agree that we should wait until after some more Pac 12 games an see how
they turn out, but USC did not thump Utah. The game went down to the wire,
decided by a blocked field run back for a touchdown as time expired.It should also be noted that these are media outlets making these predictions.
Utah fans, while reveling in the respect, are also for the most part calling
for taking each game at a time and not getting ahead of ourselves the way so
many BYU fans do before each season each year.
as a huge UTE fan ...I have to say that I agree too many utah fans thinking just
because we're in the pac 12 means we're going to the rose bowl....uh hang on,
one game at a time. And these teams the utes are playing are no cupcakes relax
utah fans don't get ahead of ourself!....go utes!
Rock Of The Marne | 6:39 p.m. Sept. 28, 2011 Phoenix, AZ Point
is BYU has beat a BCS AQ team. Utah has not.Dude, that is not an
"As per Vertias Aequitas", that is a stone cold fact.So
why is SoCalUtahFan | 5:40 p.m. predicting a Rosebowl?Why are any
Utah fans predicting any Bowl?Why not let it play out?I
thought Utah's mantra was "one game at a time".Rockofthe
Marne, even you should be able to grasp the concept without going on a rant
about the "Toilet Bowl".Why are fact so difficult for Utah
Maybe at the bowling alley on south state street....Ritz Classic Lanes.I'll give them the benefit of the Vegas Bowl, that is if they win the required
number of games to be eligible.
Uh...this is a BIT presumptive. Remember, not EVERY team is going to give you
the ball 7 times. Still not sure Wynn is up to the task.
atl134 - "Now I know what you're thinking... Boise? Well the
new rules state that if the Big 10 or Pac-12 team is in the national
championship game and if there is a team ranked high enough outside of the BCS
the Rose Bowl has to take them, like it did with the Wisconsin-TCU game last
year. It is conceivable that Oregon or Stanford could be in the national title
game. "Are you that's true for this year?
Can you say Lawn Bowling?
Veritas Aequitas,Most Utah fans would agree that it is a lot
premature to start talking about which bowl game, if any, Utah will go to. I
don't understand why DN would even bring it up. They must need to mix in a Utah
article between Big XII speculation pieces. Who knows. It is also
true that Utah has no quality wins to this point. Normally I'd count beating BYU
in Provo by 44 points as a quality win but let's be honest, BYU is terrible this
year.You go ahead and believe Ole Miss was a great win for your team
if that makes you feel better. That might be the only bright spot on your entire
season. Good luck Friday. I think your team is going to need a lot of it (like
they did last Friday night).Go Utes!
I hate those lightning bolt undershirts they wear.
Where will the Utes go bowling?Um, when the bowling season come, the
only place the Utes can bowl will be Wilkinson Center.
I predict Utah will be playing in the New Mexico bowl
HELLLOOOOO! They have to win enough games first!!!
Be patient my BYU fan friends. The Ute's wins over AQ teams are coming.
Starting Saturday over Washington.
Where will the Utes go bowling this year?Maybe Wasach lanes......
Haha! I have to laugh at all those 44-pt losers from the Sept. 17th Holy War,
with twice as many dents in their W/L column as the winners of 7 of the last 10,
who are predicting the Utes not making it to the postseason. We may not know
where we're going Bowling - either now OR after our game vs. Washington - but we
DO know it won't be in Ft. Worth.Go Aggies!GO UTES!!!
Veritas Aequitas | 8:42 p.m. Sept. 28, 2011 Fruit Heights, UTRock Of
The Marne | 6:39 p.m. Sept. 28, 2011 Phoenix, AZ Point is BYU
has beat a BCS AQ team. Utah has not.---------------BYU
has also lost to more BCS AQ teams than Utah.BYU: 1-2 (technically
0-3)Utah: 0-1Glad to see you're still considering a lifeless
4th quarter comeback (much like Utah did to BYU last year) over a the worst team
in the SEC a quality win.Have you already scheduled the parade?You make BYU sound so small time. "We beat Mississippi, we beat
I think the better question is, will the Utes go bowling?